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K-13 TO k-7 elevator by Vassilios Mazis
hello all, I am thinking of replacing a K-7 elevator and possible the whole horizontal stab + elevator with one from a K-13. I guess I will be asking Scleicher if such action is approved, but are there any oppinions out there about it ? has it been done before ? incidentally, can you do the...
August 31st 03 07:25 PM
by Dave Martin Go to last post
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Seeking Partners for Minden Based Glider by Don Johnson
HI, My name is Don Johnson and I live in Reno, NV. I am looking for 2 or possibly 3 responsible people with whom to form a partnership and purchase a glider to be based in Minden, NV, USA. I'm thinking that if each of the partners kicked in approximately eight to twelve thousand US dollars...
August 31st 03 07:20 PM
by Don Johnson Go to last post
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pilot weight and gliding by John Lee
Goneill wrote As a single seater consider the Lak 12 ,a bear to rig if you don't have the rigging gear but is a huge cockpit and a max placarded weight 140kg - 150kg without tailballast.and 50/1 ld I would guess you do not have much experience/knowledge of the LAK 12. It is not 'a bear to...
August 31st 03 06:53 PM
by JohnH Go to last post
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wing weight of HP 14 by John Firth
My RHJ -8 uses HP 14 wings; I have only a rough idea of the root and tip weights, needed for trailer design. Would some obliging owner supply known values. Thanks John firth
August 31st 03 05:50 PM
by Dave Nadler \YO\ Go to last post
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302 Engine Noise Level ? by Robert & Susan Mercer
Yup. I have the 2.63 firmware now, but no ENL sensor, and don't have a motor glider but still get a ENL landout in SeeYou shortly after release. I had to upgrade firmware as a last resort to download a flight that got stuck inside the instrument during a contest. Dave Mercer "Bob Kibby"...
August 31st 03 11:28 AM
by Ian Strachan Go to last post
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Discus 2A by Sam Giltner
Fly the best. 5 Ugly. Discus 2A. Nationals and regionals winner.Highest placeing standard class glider at the 15M nationals in Hobbs 2003.Waxed and buffed every 3 months. Cobra fiberglass trailer in excellent condition. This is the best performing standard class glider in the USA. $65,000.00...
August 31st 03 06:37 AM
by Dan Mockler Go to last post
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Feet Per Minute Conversion Question by Steve B
I think in Feet Per Minute... I must be from a different country. How do you convert Kts per Sec / Meters per sec / Kilometers etc... to Feet per minute Thanks
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August 31st 03 04:40 AM
by Gene Nygaard Go to last post
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FS: Themi, thermal centering device by Robt Salvo
Here's a device that will give you one more opinion of what to do with the thermal. Especially usefull on blue days. In original carton. Sells for $850 new. BO Bob Salvo
August 31st 03 01:27 AM
by Martin Hellman Go to last post
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Microair vs Becker by Ian McPhee
99% Microair are perfect but yes there have been problems with earlier sr nos. There are several service notes from Microair that address some of these problems. I will admit Microair are sensitive to its antenna even problems with just some frequencies in the middle to upper part of freq. ALSO...
August 30th 03 09:45 PM
by Ian McPhee Go to last post
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Navigational Question of the day. by JJ Sinclair
Brion got most of the correct answers to the last NQD, so now a new one: While heading for my selected turn point, I center the turn arrows on my Cambridge GPS and notice that my bearing and track are the same, but my sailplane is pointed a good 15 degrees left of the turn point. Why? JJ Sinclair
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August 30th 03 02:55 AM
by rhpf Go to last post
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Another reason I'm glad I can't fly IFR by Mark James Boyd
http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/f.braaksma/ or as my coworker said "don't do this to your daddy's 737". OK, so good opportunity for me to discuss hail... So the FAA books recommend flying at least 20NM away from isolated thunderstorms, under the concept, I assume, that hail sucked way up...
August 29th 03 06:53 PM
by Janusz Kesik Go to last post
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Experience with Sun Tiger sunglasses by David Sieber
Amongst the Soaring Communitity does anyone have experience with Sun Tiger sunglasses. I saw the ad in Soaring and wanted to cut through the ad-hype. I would appreciate comments concerning the quality of them filling prescriptions. Thanks in Advance. D. Sieber
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August 29th 03 01:20 PM
by Jim Kelly Go to last post
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Flight Log software for Palm OS? by Henryk Birecki
Yes, look at Soaring Pilot at http://www.soaringpilot.org Henryk Birecki JohnH wrote: Does any software exist for the Palm OS? I'm looking into a Pocket PC, but since I already have a palm..
August 29th 03 10:28 AM
by Doug Hoffman Go to last post
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LS-6c 18 by Marc Ramsey
"John" wrote... Does anyone else in the USA have an LS-6c 18m besides me? I mean a 'true' 18m with the upturned winglet-style wingtips, a la LS-8/18....NOT the 17.5m flat-tipped version. Thanks, just curious. There are two in Northern California, one...
August 29th 03 09:54 AM
by John Go to last post
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Navigational Question of the Day by JJ Sinclair
What are the 4 situations where course, heading and track are all equal? JJ Sinclair
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August 29th 03 04:14 AM
by TIM WARD Go to last post
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Options for disabled glider pilot by Allan Smits
I've just gotten bitten by the glider bug, but as a right arm amputee, I am not sure of how to proceed given the challenges of flight control operation, primarily dealing with simultaneous flight stick and spoilers on final approach. Are there any other disabled glider pilots out there with similar...
August 28th 03 04:19 PM
by Dave Martin Go to last post
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VALUE of a DG-100 by [email protected]
There does not seem to be a lot ot these ships on the used market so it's difficult to get price history. I would appreciate your input as to a fair market value for a DG-100 with basic insturments, older radio and a homemade trailer. Thanks all!
August 28th 03 01:49 PM
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Pilot weight and gliding by JohnH
Hello, I'm just now learning about Gliding and will start instruction soon. Question: I'm 6ft tall and weigh 232 lbs. Have I weighed myself out of many sailplane options? I DO plan on losing some more weight, but just in case I don't, would appreciate some knowledge on this :) The instructor...
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August 27th 03 11:08 PM
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Updated IGC approval documents for Cambridge GNSS flight recorders by Ian Strachan
I am pleased to announce that on 25 August 2003 the IGC GNSS Flight Recorder Approval Committee (GFAC) agreed updates to the IGC approval documents for Cambridge GNSS flight recorders. These updates involve only small changes of wording and are currently being placed on the fai/gliding/gnss web...
August 27th 03 05:28 PM
by Ian Strachan Go to last post
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using winch instead of aerotow by goneill
Our club has gradually moved to winch over the last few years and now we use ordinary aerotow rope on the winch (its cheap,made everywhere ,easy to splice and wears extremely well)Rope bungees slightly so pilots have to be trained how to keep an even load on the cable (makes you a smoother pilot as...
August 27th 03 02:46 PM
by henell Go to last post
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